Volume 7 Issue 27_Sun Bay Paper

That God, which ever lives and loves, One God, one law, one element, And one far-off divine event To which the whole creation moves. -- Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) When American colonists were oppressed by British governance, the word most frequently uttered in pamphlets, editorials and sermons was not "safety" or "taxes"; it was "freedom." Yet, two intolerable acts of Parliament so assaulted personal freedom that they broke the bonds with the mother country. The first was the Stamp Act of 1765, which required colonists to have government stamps on all documents in every household. It was enforced by British agents who used general warrants, issued by a secret court in London, to rummage through colonists' possessions, ostensibly looking for stamps. General warrants -- like those issued by the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in Washington, D.C. -- authorized government agents to search wherever they wished and seize whatever they found. The second intolerable act was the Revenue Act of 1767, the proceeds from which the king used to pay the salaries of From Island to Bay, News on the Level Volume 7 Issue 27 April 15, 2022 - April 21, 2022 Right... All Along Cont. pg 5 Production@sunbaypaper.com www.TheSunBayPaper.com In the Town Council meeting on Town Councilors approved Ordinance 22-08 that changes the timeframe candidates must meet to be on the ballot this November. This change was requested by the Lee County Supervisor of Elections (SOE) because the Town’s previous qualifying period of 50-46 days prior to the election severely limited timely preparation and mailing of ballots. Candidates who wish to be on the November 2022 ballot must open a campaign file with the Fort Myers Beach Town Clerk. Official qualifying is from noon on Monday, June 13, until noon on Friday, June 17, 2022. (The deadline by petition to the SOE is May 6, 2022, at noon.) All requirements are posted on the Town Clerk’s page on www.fmbgov.com under Municipal Elections. Potential candidates can also make an appointment with the Town Clerk to learn The big business of retail marijuana is flexing its financial might to influence politics in Colorado, across the country and in our nation's capital. The industry's big bucks are approaching a critical mass as more states follow Colorado down the path to legalization, and as Congress eyes what was once unthinkable, ending the federal prohibition on marijuana. Dogs are man’s best friend. Any owner knows this to be true but scientific studies have also proven this. In one study, people climbed into a box and cried out in distress. All of the dogs acted upset but only one-third managed to open the box to “save” their humans. In a followup experiment, the researchers trained the canines to open the box by putting food in it. Then the owners climbed into the box and cried out for help. Then all of the dogs came to their rescue. Dogs become more than a pet; they become part of the family with strong emotional bonds to their owners. Because of their strong bond, it’s hard to recover when a dog passes away. There’s a unique kind of grief, one that never goes away. When Ernest Montague lost his black and white pit bull Bolo, he wrote a beautiful tribute for his pet. In it he said that dogs don’t die. “There’s no such thing, really. They are sleeping in your heart, and they will wake up, usually when you’re not expecting it. It’s just who they are.” Instead, dogs remain with their owner, keeping their heart safe, even when they are sad. Especially when they’re sad. It’s no wonder that research has found that people are more empathetic to dogs than to other people. In a study, participants were given fake reports to read, the same story but one happened to an adult, one to a baby human, one to an older canine, and one to a puppy. Researchers found that the empathy levels for the puppy, dog, and baby were on similar levels, with the adult human in last place. However, the older canine only received lower scores when compared to the baby. “Subjects did not view their dogs as animals, but rather as ‘fur babies,’ or family members alongside human children,” the researchers concluded. Dogs and people can understand each other better than other species. For instance, you may not tell when a bird is happy or sad, but you’ll know immediately how a canine is feeling. They can communicate emotions, threats, and invitations to play. Often, we aren’t taught how to read this language; it’s just something we learn by being around dogs. And communication is key for any relationship. And unlike other symbiotic relationships, dog and human bonds aren’t based on a mutual transaction; they’re based on mutual adoration. Yes, there’s a give and take, but they’re also family now. Some of the benefits of these bonds involve the owner’s health, including reducing the risk of heart disease, alleviating symptoms of depression and dementia, Cont. pg. 11 Easter and Freedom FM Beach Town Council Recreational Cont. pg 27 Man’s Best Friend Although surveys show that 75% of Floridians are in favor of legalizing it, this will not be on this years ballot. Our dog ‘Petey’ Cont. pg 5

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The Sun Bay Paper Page 3 April 15, 2022 - April 21, 2022 The automatic dishwasher is the most energy- and water-efficient way to wash dishes whenever you wash a full load. But did you know that pre-rinsing plates and utensils isn't just a waste of water, but it can actually harm your glassware? Modern dishwashers and dishwashing tablets are designed to work with soiled plates. The detergents are activated by grease and work well to get everything clean. When items are pre-rinsed, the detergents don't have enough to work with and attack the top-rack glassware, making them scratchy and damaged. So just scrape food into the trash and let your dishwasher do its magic. Want to save about $300 a year in heating and cooling costs in just one easy step? Install a chimney draft stopper on your fireplace. If you never use your fireplace, invest in an inexpensive and easy-to-install chimney cap. It covers the chimney and prevents cool air (in the summer) and warm air (in the winter) from escaping. And if you do want to light some logs on a chilly night, the chimney cap is a cinch to remove. Over time, you'll save hundreds of dollars from doing this very easy install. A bonus feature: Critters like squirrels and bats won't be able to call your chimney home. One of the easiest ways to prevent food waste is to freeze the food to prevent spoilage or rancidity. When it comes to cut-up fruit, you can freeze it and use it in smoothies by simply keeping it in airtight containers. But if you plan to eat thawed fruit later, be sure to sprinkle a small amount of sugar on top. Fruit contains pectin, and when you freeze it, the pectin dissolves. Pectin gives fruit its shape, so when it thaws, it can be a mess. By adding just a little sugar, you give it an extra pectin boost. One of the biggest home energy hogs is the large oven, which uses a tremendous amount of energy to heat up and stay hot. If you do a lot of roasting and baking, consider investing in a tabletop appliance called a halogen oven. It uses about 75 percent less energy than a conventional oven and still delivers the same baking, cooking and roasting results. Plus, it cooks faster: On average, a whole chicken can be roasted in less than 30 minutes. 75% Less Energy One of the easiest ways to avoid hitting wild animals like whitetailed deer and raccoons when driving is to simply follow the speed limit. According to the Humane Society of the United States, animals are struck because the driver was going too fast to avoid them. But there are other tips you can take to help prevent a collision. Be aware that wildlife is often out during dawn, dusk and a few hours after darkness. Be more cautious on twolane roads bordered by woods, or when you cross a small bridge with streams underneath; wild animals feed there. And one extra tip: Lower your dashboard lights at night. You'll get a better view of your headlights reflecting in the eyes of wild animals, giving you a few extra seconds to brake. Get A Better View Citronella candles are an effective and natural way to keep pesky mosquitoes at bay. The next time you're burning a large citronella candle, make the melted wax go twice as far by pouring it into an essential oil diffuser container. These containers feature a well on the top for essential oils, which are slowly heated by a small candle underneath to dissipate the scent gently throughout a room. By pouring melted citronella wax on top, you can expand your natural barrier protection by having one candle lit and a diffuser lit at the same time. Danny Seo Citronella Wax If you give money to nonprofit organizations or charities, why not see if your financial donation can be doubled in just a few easy steps? Many corporations have littleknown matching programs that match the money you give to charity. All you have to do is ask your human resources department if it has such a program. It usually works like this: The corporation has a list of preapproved charities where it will match employee donations. All you have to do is fill out some paperwork, and like magic, your donation is doubled. Make It A Double Cap It Magic Smoothies

DEMAND THAT ALL MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE, HONOR YOUR OATHS OF OFFICE, NOW…and PROTECT, PRESERVE AND DEFEND the Constitution of The United States, BY ENFORCING OUR Rule of Law at the Southern Border of the United States and then, Impeaching, Indicting and Convicting President Joe Biden for High Crimes and Misdemeanors! Specifically, President Biden has failed to enforce Immigration and Naturalization Laws that have been duly imposed by Congress and signed into law by several Presidents, over the past years, regarding methods of entry into these United States. Biden not only ignores and refuses to enforce those laws, but he refuses to force “point of entry” laws…utilizing a Congressionally ordered and paid for wall! This President has intentionally, and with malice aforethought, prevented the Border patrol and other Federal law enforcement agencies from performing their sworn duties to enforce these laws, and to protect American citizens. Biden has directed these agencies to NOT arrest and prosecute criminals who are crossing our Southern Border freely… without proof of vaccinations, proof of identity, compliance with entry, our Laws, Rules, and Regulations. That IS Criminal Negligence by Biden and thereby Aiding and Abetting our enemies!! Aiding and abetting our enemies is an act of Treason! Biden is violating Title 42 which requires all those non-US citizens to submit to proof of identity and of vaccination against Covid-19. Biden has announced his intention to further his Criminal Negligence by eliminating Title 42! He has already illegally allowed over 4 million aliens deep into this country. His actions are further encouraging others to do the same… breaking our laws without recourse…all of which is placing those he swore to protect in grave danger!! By providing free food, lodging, cell phones, clothing, money, transportation, education, and health care with the intent to overwhelm the Agencies charged with the duties to protect America, are acts of Criminal Negligence AGAINST Americans! These actions violate not only our INS laws but violate the 14th Amendment of equal treatment to ALL! Giving a few illegals a cup of soup, some clothing, a few days of housing and a ride back across the border is considerably different from giving 4+ million of them exemption from abiding by our Rule of Law, “better” rights, and privileges than those who have entered the US LEGALLY! You, Congressmen and Senators who believe in the Constitution, must step up and HONOR YOUR OATHS or STEP DOWN…silence is gutless! Your action/inaction CLEARLY identifies those of you who are COWARDS and do NOT believe in our Constitution, nor do you deserve to serve us…resign or we WILL fire you in November!!! Previous Congressmen and women and previous Presidents, of all parties, have all supported fossil fuel exploration, drilling, fracking on government lands for decades… except for Hussein Obama and his administration! A coincidence? I doubt it! Why would “Vice” President Biden (Obama’s words), who needs help walking and talking, revoke permits to drill and explore on the Green River Oil Reserve, a government owned property, which is the largest oil reserve IN THE WORLD? That’s based upon government estimates after President George Bush, a Republican, had 3000 test wells drilled by private contractors! Biden’s combination of reduced drilling, fracking, exploring and transportation…has caused a reduction of oil, to us, of about 4 million barrels per day and an increase of 3 times the price of refined product…from Trump's days ($1.85 to Biden’s well over $5 per gallon of diesel)! Pipelines are so vital that they are protected by Federal Common Carrier laws…I know because I investigated crimes against various operators, users, and attempts at theft and sabotage on the Colonial Pipeline. Reducing drilling, supply, and use have not a thing to do with anything environmental… for you misinformed. Go on the “Heartland Institute” website to erase some of your ignorance! It has to do with control! Control of you! Without fossil fuels, everything comes to a halt, duh! People close to “VP” Biden, like his son, Hunter Biden, aren’t the only ones with substantial interests in profiteering on energy, from enemies of the US… electric cars, natural gas, and related things like lithium, cadmium, cobalt, nickel!? Fortunately, there are many more emails to read! If I’m not mistaken, several names came up, from the Biden’s partner, during some of the Ukraine/Biden meetings! When we buy oil from Russia, Iran, or China…does Hunter get a cut, or were those $3.5 million and $1.5 million Hunter received from Russian sources… payments?! Now is the time to come clean boys and girls…once Obama and Soros make their move, it will be too late! The “Democraps will desert the sinking ship” like rats, and will deny they ever heard of Hussein Ob…who?...trust me…I used to work for the government, and I’m here to help you! Hunter…consider this…if you flip on Joe…you and your sister can keep it all…no more “vig” to pay…hmmm, second thought, there would be no more anything to split! Just a thought! therightsidejgarydilaura.com J.Gary DiLaura FBI RED Retired Extremely Dangerous The Sun Bay Paper Page 4 April 15, 2022 - April 21, 2022 The Right Side WE, THE REPUBLICAN, DEMOCRAT, AND INDEPENDENT CITIZEN VOTERS OF THESE UNITED STATES, WHO BELIEVE IN OUR CONSTITUTION.....

Easter and Freedom While federal legalization is still on hold -- the U.S. House has OK'd it, but it's iffy in the Senate, and the president opposes legalization -- Big Marijuana has been investing in efforts to make it happen in the not-too-distant future. It also spends plenty on sure bets like Colorado -- where retail pot is legal but increasingly problematic -- to keep pliant politicians friendly. So, it's welcome news that a new political force has emerged as a much-needed and long-overdue counterweight. As reported the other day by our news affiliate Colorado Politics, a Colorado-based, national political action committee has launched to push back at Big Marijuana and battle other drug issues across the country. The super PAC Protect Our Kids touts itself as a "group of parents who are tired of lax drug policies that harm our kids." Protect Our Kids will engage as an independent voice in races for legislative and congressional seats nationwide. Its aim will be to take out candidates who support marijuana legalization and bolster candidates opposed to drug use. Protect Our Kids promises to be relentless and focused, not only in its fundraising but also in its spending. It won't play favorites with political parties. It is targeting U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace, a Republican member of Congress from South Carolina, in that state's GOP primary because she supports federal legalization. And the PAC backed a successful primary bid by Colorado's Democratic state Rep. Yadira Caraveo of Thornton in her run for the newly created 8th Congressional District. It's a political stride, and display of clout, that can't come too soon. As Protect Our Kids helmsman Luke Niforatos details in today's Perspective section, marijuana money is greasing the wheels of American politics. "...It is exactly this multibillion-dollar marijuana industry, in tandem with Big Tobacco and Big Alcohol, that is funding the push for legalization and contributing generously to elected officials who are introducing and supporting (federal) legislation," writes Niforatos, who also serves as executive vice president for Smart Approaches to Marijuana. "Statewide, the industry has spent more than $7 million in lobbying to reduce or eliminate regulations like the Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act," he writes. "Nationally, the industry spent more than $8 million on federal lobbying in 2019 alone, engaging top K-street lobbyists such as Colorado-based Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck." Niforatos points out in his commentary that Colorado's U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet once opposed legalization -- back when he was chief of Denver Public Schools. But today, Niforatos writes, Bennet "has received thousands of dollars from the marijuana industry and now seems more than happy to downplay the negative consequences of legalization here." Niforatos told Colorado Politics that the objective of his PAC's efforts in Colorado, where pot is legal, is to ensure policymakers aren't "a rubber stamp for the marijuana industry." "The goal is to hold them accountable, regulate them tightly and do a better job of protecting our kids," he said. Given the toll the drug is taking in Colorado -- from soaring traffic fatalities to declining mental health -- it's a goal we all should share. The Sun Bay Paper Page 5 April 15, 2022 - April 21, 2022 Cont from pg 1 National News Countering Marijuana's Big Bucks Cont from pg 1 colonial officials and the king's clergy, thereby securing their loyalty. The Stamp Act assaulted the right to be left alone, and the Revenue Act forced colonists to pay for a religious establishment. These two British laws caused many colonists to realize they needed to secede from Britain and form a new country, in which the government would protect freedom, not assault it. Fifteen years later, they did so and won the American Revolutionary War. Today, the loss of freedom comes in many forms. Sometimes it is direct, as when the government dictates the wearing of a mask and the reception of an experimental vaccine, and punishes those who don't comply. Sometimes it is subtle, as when the government borrows $3 trillion a year and, as a result, our money and assets lose much of their value and our descendants will be taxed heavily to repay the loans. Sometimes it is secret, as when the government reads emails and text messages and follows the movements of cellphones, all without search warrants; or when it uses drones to kill people the government hates or fears, without a declaration of war or any due process. Freedom is the ability of every person to make personal choices without a government permission slip -- to exercise free will. Free will is the natural characteristic we share in common with God. It is His unconditional gift to us. He created us in His image and likeness. As He is perfectly free, so are we. When the government takes away freedom -- whether by fiat or legislation -- it steals a gift we received from God, it violates the natural law and the Constitution, and it prevents us from seeking the truth. Freedom is the essence of humanity. No one can achieve happiness or truth without it. Government is the negation of freedom. We know from events 2,000 years ago this week -- in the Roman Empire police state of Judea -- that freedom is also the essential means to unite with the truth. To Catholics, the incarnation and the perfect manifestation of truth is Jesus Christ, the Son of God and the Son of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To believe in Jesus is to take Easter seriously. Taking Easter seriously means that on the first Holy Thursday, Jesus attended a traditional Jewish Passover Seder. Catholics believe that at this Last Supper, Jesus performed two miracles so that we could stay united to Him. He transformed ordinary bread and wine into His own body, blood, soul and divinity, and He empowered His disciples and their recognized successors to do the same. That Jewish Seder was the first Catholic Mass. The next day -- the first Good Friday -- the Roman government crucified Jesus because it feared that by claiming to be the Son of God, He might foment a political revolution. He did foment a revolution, but it was in the hearts and minds and souls of men and women. Taking Easter seriously recognizes that Jesus had the freedom to reject His horrific death, but He exercised His free will to accept it so that we might know the truth. The truth is that He -- and we who have faith and hope and perform good works -- would rise from the dead. On Easter, that "far-off divine event," Jesus rose from the dead. By doing that, He demonstrated to us that while living, we can liberate our souls from the slavery of sin because, after death, we of faith, hope and selfless good works can rise to be with Him. Taking Easter seriously recognizes that the Resurrection of Jesus is the linchpin of human existence, as Tennyson wrote, "to which the whole creation moves." With it, life is worth living, no matter its painful costs or losses. Without it, life is meaningless, no matter its fleeting joys or triumphs. Easter has a meaning that is both incomprehensible and simple. It is incomprehensible that a human being rose from the dead. It is simple because that human being was and is God. Taking Easter seriously means that there's hope for the dead. If there's hope for the dead, then there's hope for the living. But like the colonists who fought the oppression of the king, we the living can achieve our hopes only if we have freedom. And that requires more than faith and hope and good works. It requires a government that protects freedom, not one that assaults it. America today is dreary, divided and fearful. The government is broke, overbearing and unworthy of belief. It threatens World War III abroad, has produced a mania about vaccines at home and now wants our guns. A revolution for freedom is coming. And yet, faith in Jesus' Resurrection -- which is also hope for our own -- infuses the souls of the faithful with a joy that only God can give. Happy Easter! Andrew P. Napolitano

WASHINGTON, DC, Highly infectious outbreaks of bird flu in 23 states since January have led to the killing of more than 17 million chickens and turkeys, according to state and federal officials. The outbreaks are part of ongoing Eurasian H5N1 bird flu activity that has affected wild birds and poultry in multiple regions of the world. New bird flu outbreaks were reported today in two more of Iowa’s commercial poultry facilities by state and federal agriculture officials. The virus was found in a flock of commercial layer chickens in Osceola County, Iowa and in a commercial turkey flock in Cherokee County, Iowa. Iowa is the nation’s largest producer of eggs and sixth-largest producer of turkeys. Every day this week has brought more sick chickens and turkeys to light. Iowa has destroyed about 8.2 million birds in an attempt to keep the virus from spreading, or about half of the birds killed nationwide as a result of highly pathogenic avian influenza now appearing in flocks across the country. Other Iowa outbreaks have happened at a Guthrie County egg facility with 1.5 million laying hens and a Hamilton County farm that had 28,000 turkeys, said Chloe Carson, spokesperson for the Iowa Department of Agriculture. Iowa State Veterinarian Jeff Kaisand said all the birds in affected facilities are being disposed of on location, including those sickened in the Guthrie and Hamilton county outbreaks, even large numbers like the 5.3 million laying hens destroyed in mid-March at an egg facility in Buena Vista County. Kaisand says it appears the bird flu infections are coming from migrating wild birds. Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig said in a call with reporters earlier this week that there have been nine outbreaks in Iowa since the beginning of March – two in backyard flocks and in seven commercial facilities. Now there are 10. Flu Hits U.S. Backyard Flocks, Commercial Operations Federal animal inspection teams have confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza, or bird flu, in non-commercial, mixed-species backyard flocks of chickens from Massachusetss to Wyoming, and from North Carolina to North Dakota to Ohio. In a statement Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, APHIS, said samples from all the flocks were first tested at state laboratories that are part of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network. The infectious results were then confirmed at the APHIS National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, Iowa. A variety of chickens range free, enjoying the sunshine in a Wisconsin backyard, Sturgeon, Wisconsin, August 4, 2013 (Photo by Daniel Hatton) None of the affected backyard flocks are considered to be poultry. State officials quarantined the affected premises, and birds on the properties will be “depopulated” to prevent the spread of the disease. “Birds from the flocks will not enter the food system,” APHIS assured the public. Elsewhere, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, APHIS, in an update, reports outbreaks in three other already affected states. South Dakota has three more outbreaks on commercial turkey farms in three counties: Bon Homme, Edmunds, and Spink. All are in the eastern half of the state. The three facilities collectively house 119,609 birds. Also, APHIS reported additional outbreaks in Maine and New York, both of which involved backyard flocks. Maine’s outbreak, its 10th, struck a mixed-species flock of 46 birds in Knox County, on the state’s Atlantic shore. New York’s outbreak, also its 10th, occurred in a holding of 400 mixed-species poultry in Monroe County, which includes the city of Rochester. Humans Can Catch Bird Flu Too The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not think these recent bird flu outbreaks are of immediate public health concern for humans. “No human cases of these avian influenza viruses have been detected in the United States,” the CDC said. But the World Organization for Animal Health, OIE, takes a different approach, saying, “Bird flu can affect both humans and animals. We thus need to tackle bird flu under a One Health approach, that considers human health, animal health and environmental as interdependent.” Dr. Lina Awada, veterinary epidemiologist at the World Organisation for Animal Health, says, “Avian flu is a very telling example of a disease that can affect both humans and animals. Considering together the epidemiology and the characteristics of the viruses circulating in both animals and humans, and how the transmission patterns can be influenced by the environment, is key to address the disease efficiently: this is the basis of the One Health approach.” Between February 25 and March 3, 2022, three new cases of human infection with the avian influenza A(H5N6) virus were notified to the World Health Organization, WHO, in the Western Pacific Region. A six-year-old girl from Yangzhou, Jiangsu province, with sickened with an onset of this virus on January 20, 2022. She was hospitalized on January 25 for severe pneumonia and was in a critical condition at the time of reporting. Before her illness, she was exposed to backyard live poultry. Then, a 48-year-old male, an automobile mechanic, from Chengdu, Sichuan province, was hospitalized on January 24 for severe pneumonia as a result of contrcting avian influenza and was in a critical condition at the time of reporting. Before the illness onset, he had exposure to a live poultry market. The last of the three cases is a 35-year-old male farmer from Hechi in Guangxi, with an onset of illness on January 31. He was hospitalized on February 5 for severe pneumonia and was in a critical condition at the time of reporting. Prior to illness onset, he had exposure to backyard sick and/or dead poultry. Virus Spreads Among European Birds In Europe, the virus, brought by wild birds migrating in the autumn, has affected all countries in the 27-member European Union except Malta and Cyprus. Italy suffered the most severe damage, with more than 300 separate outbreaks of the virus infecting turkeys, chickens, ducks, quail and guinea fowl, most in northern Italy’s Veneto and Lombardia regions. France is facing its worst bird flu crisis in its history as outbreaks of the highly contagious virus reached the country’s largest poultry producing regions. More than 12 million birds have been culled since November 2021, France’s farm ministry told Reuters. This week, Belgium reported another highly pathogenic H5N1 outbreak at a commercial farm in the Flanders region, according to the OIE. The event began on March 28, killing 193 of 18,859 susceptible birds. In The Netherlands, the Wageningen Bioveterinary Research laboratory has analyzed the HPAI H5N1 viruses found at the first three infected Dutch farms in October 2021. “The virus is a newly introduced one, probably brought to the Netherlands by migratory birds. The viruses currently present in the Netherlands are not related to the Asian H5N1 strains that can infect humans,” said Wageningen University. Outbreaks had nearly ended in virtually all European locations by the end of March, as they typically do in spring, data from the OIE shows. In the United States, the USDA is actively looking for the disease in commercial poultry operations, live bird markets and in migratory wild bird populations. And inspection teams are finding the disease, which goes by many different names – highly pathogenic avian influenza, HPAI, or A(H5N1), avian influenza or just bird flu. USDA will report its findings to the OIE, as well as to international trading partners. USDA also continues to communicate with trading partners to encourage adherence to OIE standards and minimize trade impacts. © Environment News Service (ENS) 2022 All rights reserved. www.ens-newswire.com Bird Flu Infects Chickens, Turkeys Worldwide Environmental Page 6 Free Range Chickens Commercial Chickens

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A nutritionalist once told me if you eat 2,000 calories of food a day and burn off 2,000 calories of food a day, at the end of the month, or at the end of the year you won’t gain or lose any weight, but if you add the extra calories of one bowl of soup per week to that balance ... at the end of one year you will gain 5 lbs! Soooooo if you only remove the calories of one bowl of soup per week to your intake you lose 5 lbs in a year.... Moral of that story is make small changes that are maintainable! Like not eating another bite once you are full, you can eat the rest later as a snack, (eating often, small portions is better for our metabloism) I love my burgers and still eat them but usually take almost half of it home. (Who needs a 8 or 10 oz. burger, we used to think a quarter pounder was a big burger and that is only 4 ounces!!! and YES ... on a bun... it’s not a burger if it’s not on a bun!) Oh... 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Dear Reader: As their name implies, the parathyroid glands are located next to the thyroid gland. You have four of them, two on each side, behind the thyroid gland in the neck. The parathyroid glands help regulate calcium and potassium levels in the bloodstream. They do this through the production of parathyroid hormone, which is produced in varying quantities depending upon the levels of calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D. As the calcium levels increase, the levels of parathyroid hormone decrease and vice versa. Sometimes, however, the parathyroid glands overproduce parathyroid hormone, causing levels of calcium to increase. Primary hyperparathyroidism is the overproduction of parathyroid hormone due to a defect with the gland. This occurs in three in 1,000 people, and is more prevalent between the ages of 50 and 65; women are three times more likely than men to have the condition. In 80 to 85 percent of cases, primary hyperparathyroidism is due to a benign tumor on one of the parathyroid glands. About 6 percent of the time, primary hyperparathyroidism is related to enlargement of two or more parathyroid glands. Only rarely, in 1 to 2 percent of cases, parathyroid cancer is the cause of this hormone elevation. Most hyperparathyroidism symptoms aren't obvious. The condition is generally found incidentally after a blood test shows a high calcium level. In such cases, patients have often complained of fatigue, weakness, decreased appetite and difficulties with mental tasks. The classical symptoms of primary hyperparathyroidism are a depressed mood, nausea, poor appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, kidney stones and, very rarely, bone pain and psychosis. Of note, people with this condition have a two- to threefold increased risk of bone fractures. Further, when primary hyperparathyroidism is severe, the high calcium levels can lead to confusion and even coma. In such severe cases, surgery is obviously warranted. It is also indicated if calcium blood levels are greater than 1 mg/dl above the upper limit of normal; if a person has osteoporosis, kidney stones or kidney dysfunction; or if the person is younger than 50. But, if calcium levels are only mildly elevated, it isn't clear that surgery is necessary. That said, people who have had surgery due to mild calcium elevations have noted increases in bone density, decreased incidence of kidney stones and slight improvement of mood. For a less invasive surgery, it is important to determine which of the glands is overproducing parathyroid hormone. This is normally done with a SPECT scan and an ultrasound. In the hands of an experienced surgeon, this assessment will lead to a smaller incision, less operating time and less damage to surrounding tissues. However, when high levels are caused by multiple glands overproducing parathyroid hormone (which occurs 15 percent of the time) or if a thyroid abnormality is also found, then a more extensive surgical exploration is needed. A significant drop in blood calcium levels can happen after surgery, so the levels need to be monitored afterward. Not everyone is a candidate for surgery. If this is the case, medications like Cinacalcet can lower calcium levels, and bisphosphonates, like Fosamax, can improve bone density. As with every condition, each person's needs are different. Light Therapy for Weight Loss Is Surgery Always Necessary for Hyperparathyroidism Eve Glazier, M.D., MBA, and Elizabeth Ko, M.D. Sun Bay Paper Available Do you like this News Paper? Interested in having your own Franchise in your hometown or in taking over this one? 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"Disinvitation season" used to be a season -- when student activists worked to disinvite usually conservative commencement speakers. Now it's "cancel culture" -- a year-round 24/7 pursuit to muzzle all who fail to embrace ideological purity. The internet enables people with too much time on their hands to vet not only speakers but pretty much anyone for politically incorrect thoughts. Once a damning quote is unearthed, Twitter can broadcast it to the world and another voice is extinguished. Lee Jussim, who leads the Social Perception Laboratory at Rutgers, calls the phenomenon "academia's political purity spiral." Anyone can be a target, as Dorian Abbot well knows. A geophysicist who teaches at the University of Chicago, Abbot was invited to deliver a scientific lecture at MIT last year. Then he was disinvited because he had publicly criticized affirmative action policies. Affirmative action supporters are free to disagree, but many apparently don't know how to or won't counter with fact-based arguments. One student wrote, "I don't feel safe when you object to my premises." "Safe" apparently means not having their sensibilities challenged. Abbot accepted the Hero of Intellectual Freedom Award from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni last week. I used the occasion to ask him when academia stopped being a hotbed of debate and what percentage of students and faculty want to squelch free speech. His answers: The change hit big in 2014. One in 20, or, at most, 1 in 10, want to police the speech of others. Why 2014? "The rise of the social media mob," attorney Samantha Harris offered from the audience. "If it weren't for Twitter," Abbot said, his invitation to MIT would have been the topic of conversation among "a dozen students grumbling in the coffee room." And it would end there. It takes seconds for the mob to create a hashtag -- #FireProfessorX -- that can go viral on Twitter. A platform that was supposed to bring people together serves to shut people up. An ACTA survey found that 41% of students think it is always or sometimes acceptable to shut down a speaker "to prevent them from speaking on campus." A 2016 paper, "Faculty Voter Registration in Economics, History, Journalism, Law, and Psychology," looked at 7,243 professors and found 3,623 to be registered Democrats and 314 to be registered Republicans. In journalism and communications, the ratio was 20 Democrats to 1 Republican. Faculty registration researchers Mitchell Langbert, Anthony J. Quain and Daniel B. Klein found the Democrat-toRepublican ratio grew since 2004 and looks to be growing. Diversity? The holy trinity in college HR departments -- DEI for diversity, equity and inclusion -- is not about diversity. If academics truly believed in diversity, they'd hire people who think outside their box. But they don't. Debra J. Saunders The Sun Bay Paper Page 8 April 15, 2022 - April 21, 2022 Letters To The Editor Guest Editorial To the Editor, To listen to the president, it’s because of the war, that’s what causing inflation, PUTIN’S PRICE HIKE is making the price of everything rise dramatically? ....… Really? ......... No, not really…… the inflation is coming from the powers that be messing with the supply chain! long before this “war” they started messing with the supply chain of oil and everything else too....! We were a net producer of oil making 5 million more barrels of oil a day before Biden changed all that…. We were making 125% of the oil we needed in the US… now we make only 80% of what we need…. supply chain interruption causes inflation! Remember all those months ago when we had cargo ship after cargo ship sitting off the coast of California, that was the beginning of them messing with the supply chain. they have been messing with the supply chain for quite some time, Yes, the rising gas prices does make it more expensive to deliver our goods to market, but even if the price has doubled, which it has, it wouldn't raise prices like we see happening, let’s say it now cost $1,000 to deliver an 18 wheeler's load to destination, that is $500 more than before, but if you divide that over the individual items inside the truck, it raises their cost only pennies, with smaller items … fractions of a penny. We accept the crazy higher prices because the cost of filling our tank doubled, that's real, so compared to that we don't balk at a 40 to 50% in crease to our goods thinking 'at least it hasn't doubled' And something is fishy about this Russian war, now we are to believe that they blew up a train station, and a part of the missile they used is just laying out on the street parking lot? Really? And that the missile has “for the children” painted on it…to quote our President … ‘Come on man’. These smells of a false flag … no way Russia did this! Brian Greeman Ed. Note: I have heard that about our oil barrel production too, but needed to do some real investigation since you brought it up. We consume about 20 million barrels of oil a day, and although we were producing more during the Trump Administration we did never meet the 20 million barrels a day we consume so we never produced 125% of what we needed and how they call us a net producer ... I do not know. However... The most oil the US produced ever... was 17.045* million barrels a day in 2019 and 16.476* barrels daily in 2020... still short of our daily usage. however with the changes Biden executively ordered on day one of his presidency, we only produced 6.052 million barrels of crude oil in 2021 so actually lets get it right.. the Trump Admin. was producing over 10 million more barrels a day vs. the Biden Admin., not 5 million we all have heard in talking points... *source: https://rb.gy/xtxnsv To the Editor: Does anyone else see something amis with the NY subway shooter? News reports that he has a long rap sheet... from 1992 till 1998... 1998? That’s a long time ago!! It doesn’t seem strange to you that he hasn’t been arrested since 1998... folks that is over 24 years without any interactions with law enforcement...Naw... something is wrong with this! This is too strange for me! And I’m sorry.. I don’t believe a single word the main stream media is feeding us!It will be interesting to see what he pleads in court. I’m guessing Not Guilty and he claims he wasn’t there. They needed to arrest someone and do it fast! They looked on Facebook for an angry scapegoat! Massimo Perez Ed. Note: Wow Massimo! As we go to press he hasnt been to court, I have to admit.... Not getting into trouble for 24 years and all of a sudden doing a mass shooting is strange and when I read that they found his credit card and keys to a rental at the scene, it did seem weird to me. but if he isn’t the shooter then what is going on here? A completely false flag shooting? Why do this? Who would do this? To what gain? .................. What’s the benefit? Quote of the Week We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls.” - Robert J. McCracken To the Editor. The country needs you, I found you in Fort Myers but you are loved in Labelle..... you and yours are most welcome at my tiny home. Cameron ‘Bubba’ Gentrey The information contained in this publication is for informational, educational, general information, and entertainment purposes only and is never intended to constitute medical, financial or legal advice or to replace the personalized care of a primary care practitioner, financial or legal expert. PHONE: (239) 267-4000 MAIL: 16970 San Carlos Blvd. #160, Ft Myers, Fl 33908 E-MAIL: production@sunbaypaper.com WEBSITE & DIGITAL VERSION: http://www.sunbaypaper.com The Sun Bay Paper To the Editor, Bless you for your passions. Sometimes we feel so alone and Sun Bay gives us hope, friendship and that feeling of belonging to something more. Without libertarians and conservatives this country would be a heap of sh!t... crazy chaos in less than a week. God is good! Cheryl Pegliardo

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The Sun Bay Paper Page 10 April 15, 2022 - April 21, 2022 I’m proud to be an American Observing the commitment Ukrainians are making to protect their country made me reflect on my emotions about America. Sadly, many Americans enthusiastically try to diminish the United States, its founding, and its form of government. Many years ago, I stood in the lobby of the National archives, mesmerized by our founding documents. I had a wonderful sense of being right there next to our Founders. Each night that display of the original copies of our Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and Bill of Rights is lowered into a bomb-proof safe. No amount of money can measure their importance. Sadly, these documents have recently been a target for undeserved suspicion and denigration. “Charters of Freedom” is how the National Archives refers collectively to our founding documents. As with all government agencies, the Archives recently did an internal evaluation of its operations, looking for evidence of racism. One member of the group suggested eliminating the “Charters of Freedom” title from its web pages, publications and exhibits because “these documents did not result in freedom for everyone.” That recommendation was appropriately rejected, but the Archives decided to make a change that I was shocked by. Perhaps the committee felt they had to come up with something, so they officially concluded that our founding documents might be “harmful or difficult to view……because some users believe they depict ‘outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions.’” A “trigger warning” will now accompany each document in the form of a statement intended to alert readers to potentially distressing material. Here's a similar example. These same documents are published and sold to individuals, schools, and anyone else who wants to use them for reference, study, or just as a keepsake. Some publishers require that a “trigger warning” appear preceding the published content. I found this warning on the copyright page of a published version of these documents: “This book is a product of its time and does not reflect the same values as it would if it were written today. Parents might wish to discuss with their children how views on race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and interpersonal relations have changed since this book was written before allowing them to read this classic work.” That’s tremendously disappointing! Turning to another example, “The 1619 Project” is a dramatic retelling of dark aspects of U.S. history – slavery and racism wrapped in violence and cruelty. These are part of our history for sure, but the document is not a history book. Rather, it’s a series of essays and unique impressions of events. Ideally, historical detail could be added to round out and balance the presentations. Our history books could be enhanced and improved, for sure. Projects like “1619” could enhance the record by adding context and impressions of witnesses. Unfortunately, what has developed is an attempt by some to elbow out legitimate historical realities. Some selfproclaimed experts concluded that our core national history and traditions are false. And some radical elements assert that America was fraudulently established and claim our Founders primary objective was to perpetuate slavery. Obviously, we should resist these radical and easily refuted claims. But while celebrating ways America and its founding should be applauded, credibility demands that we acknowledge ways America has failed to live up to the ideals embodied in its founding. There are many. So, how can we effectively express our feelings about America? Consider what occurred after the recent and divisive Supreme Court nomination hearings. I was impressed and very much encouraged by part of the emotional comment expressed by the newly approved nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. She stated: “We have come a long way toward perfecting our union. In my family it took just one generation to go from segregation to the Supreme Court of the United States.” She is experiencing some of the wonders of America. As I state my own feelings, permit me to borrow from a sentiment expressed by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. I don’t believe I’m guilty of nationalist hubris. Rather, I’ve come to realize the incredible uniqueness surrounding the formation of the United States. Neither before our nation’s founding nor since, has there been a nation that recognized its citizens as sovereign, rather than the government. What a wonderful idea! In spite of all of its flaws, let’s agree that the United States is unique and deserving of considerable credit for many accomplishments. Our founding ideals are worthy, and we must not let them fade. That will keep us on track as we assume the tough task of finding ways to achieve those ideals we’ve thus far failed to accomplish. The formation of America is far from over, and I’m honored to be a participant in the process. myslantonthings.com Steve Bakke, Fort Myers Mighty Mussels Start Season 6-0 The Mighty Mussels started their season on the road and won their first, second, and third game to complete a sweep of the seasonopening series at BayCare Ballpark against the Clearwater Threshers, The Mussels are only team in the league to sweep their seasonopening series, Fort Myers pulled out three tight games in Clearwater by scores of 6-5, 4-2 and 6-3. The team’s 3-0 start is the best in the league and the franchise’s best since 2014. Last Tuesday they had their home opener in Fort Myers to a crowd of 2, 000 fans bringing the best record in the Florida State League into Hammond Stadium welcoming in the Jupiter Hammerheads from Miami who were in first place in their division as they began their season 2 -1 where the Mussels’ Kala’i Rosario delivered a walk-off base hit in the tenth inning Tuesday, giving the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels a 6-5 win over the Hammerheads in 10 innings. The Mussels entered Wednesday's game against Jupiter with a perfect 4-0 record, looking to continue their winning streak where Kyle Schmidt delivered a decisive three-run home run. Schmidt came to the plate after a pitching change in the bottom of the third with Fort Myers (5-0) trailing 4-3. On the second pitch of the at bat, Schmidt cranked a three-run bomb over the left field berm to give the Mussels their first and only lead at 6-4 and the Mussels’ pitching did the rest and struck out 17 in a 6-4 win over the Hammerheads. Mussels 5-0 On the first Throwback Thursday in Miracle gear this season, Fort Myers trailed 7-2 entering the bottom of the eighth. After a fielder’s choice and a walk, the Mussels had two men on with two outs. That brought up first baseman Dillon Tatum, who blasted a momentumshifting three-run bomb to bring the Mussels back within striking distance at 7-5. Still trailing 7-5 in the bottom of the ninth, Fort Myers loaded the bases with two walks and a hit batter. With one out, Kala’i Rosario hit a ground ball to the third basemen, who attempted a double play. Second baseman Angeudis Santos made the turn to try and seal the win for Jupiter, but bounced the throw to first, allowing Emmanuel Rodriguez to score and tie the game at 7-7. The Hammerheads were shut down in the top of the tenth inning by Matthew Swain (1-0), putting the bat back in the Mussels’ hands. Dylan Neuse reached first safely on a fielder’s choice, putting runners at first and second. Daniel Ozoria then lined a single to right field, loading the bases for Noah Miller. Miller grounded a ball to the pitcher, who flipped to the catcher for a force out. Jupiter catcher David Martinez fired to first for the double play, but the throw ricocheted into right field to bring home the winning run. The come-from-behind victory gives Fort Myers their first 6-0 start since 2013. The franchise is now 6-0 for the first time since 2013, when the Miracle began the season with a staggering 12-0 record. That team’s roster included future Twins Eddie Rosario and Miguel Sano. FAMILIAR FACES RETURN TO DUGOUT Brian Meyer returns as manager after leading Fort Myers to a 60-54 record last year. Pitching coach Carlos Hernandez also returns after leading the Mussels’ pitchers to a league-best 3.96 ERA in 2021. Hitting coach Rayden Sierra joins Meyer and Hernandez as returnees from last year’s coaching staff. Jared Gaynor and Takashi Miyoshi join the coaching staff after spending 2021 with the GCL Twins, giving them tremendous familiarity with the 2022 Mussels players. Brian Meyer